Trusts and Foundations
We are very grateful to all our funders who give generously to enable us to carry out our vital work.
Support from charitable trusts and foundations and other grant making bodies is vital for our community projects!
Arts Council England supports The Courtyard with an annual grant of £213,000. We are part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio Scheme, which is an important accolade for us as an organisation.
Awards for All , together with the Hereford Diocese Social Aid Fund, has helped us to take our young people’s mental health project to many more schools through innovative digital delivery.
The Darkley Trust supported performances as part of the Family Festival 2021, Movie Magic and helped us again for 2022, when the theme was Toybox!
The D M Thomas Foundation for Young People helped fund the installation of a hoist and changing bed to improve access to our facilities for children and young people with disabilities.
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust helped us work with a local musical theatre company performing Aladdin to disadvantaged children and young people to participate.
The Duchy of Cornwall has supported us to make our activities more accessible for those with extra needs.
The Edenstone Foundation is supporting our Facebook Live sessions for schools, which have been a vital ongoing element of our digital education delivery.
The Eveson Charitable Trust has helped with various access projects including audio menus and live guides for visually impaired people. The Trust is now generously supporting our #Talkaway mental health project for young people.
Hereford City Council are supporting our inclusive workshops for children with disabilities and special educational needs over the next three years, offering opportunities for participation which would otherwise be impossible.
Herefordshire Community Foundation (HCF) has given us funding to support a range of community arts projects. These include Creative Ageing, Youth Theatre and, #TalkAwayDontWalkAway, our mental health project for young people.
New Grove Trust gave a grant for an older people’s creative arts project working with Newton Farm Community Association.
The Radcliffe Trust supported our work around taking creative arts out to older people in rural areas.
The Rowlands Trust previously gave us a grant to buy new equipment for stage combat teaching sessions delivered by the Education Team, and more recently to undertake repairs to our automatic doors in the Cafe Bar.
The Sylvia Short Educational Charity continues to deliver regular funding supporting coach travel for local schools to visit The Courtyard.
The Thistle Trust supported the Senior Youth Theatre as they participate in drama workshops associated with the Knife Angel project.
The Ulverscroft Foundation gave us a grant to install Braille signage throughout the building now that the redevelopment has been completed.
For more information about grant making, or if you want to help with donations towards our projects, please contact Fundraising Manager Clare Wichbold, telephone 01432 346505, or email email@example.com